VOC Regulations for Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Coatings Technical Bulletin

AIM regulations limit the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content in products classified as Architectural Coatings. Currently regulations can be broken into six basic categories in North America:

  • US EPA National AIM Rule
  • Various state AIM Rules (CT, DE, IL, IN, ME, MD, MA, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, Northern VA, & Washington DC)
  • Canadian National AIM Rule
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB 2000) AIM Suggested Control Measure
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB 2007) AIM Suggested Control Measure
  • alifornia South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD)

Adhesives and sealants regulations limit VOC content under various state and local regulations. These include various California local air boards and CT, DE, GA, IL, IN, NC, NH, OH, ME, MD, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VA and Washington, D.C. Currently there are no applicable Canadian adhesives and sealants VOC regulations.

Product Name South Coast AQMD &  CARB 2007 All Other U.S. and Canadian Areas
BITUTHENE® Mastic Not Allowed Allowed
PERM-A-BARRIER® VPL LT Not Allowed Allowed
All Other GCP Applied Technologies Waterproofing,  Air Barrier, Adhesive Primers and Accessory Products Allowed Allowed

Regulations include labeling requirements such as VOC content and date of manufacture. Please refer to product labels and consult regulations within your jurisdiction to determine if use/supply restrictions exist.

The information in this document is current as of 3/1/2013. Due to the dynamic nature of regulations, which include changes to the regulations themselves, and the states and local jurisdictions that adopt them, you should always consult requirements in your state and local jurisdiction to determine specific requirements

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Last Updated: 2023-02-14